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Scientists prevent axon self-destruct mechanism using gene therapy

06:54 EST 17 Jan 2019 | Pharmafile

Scientists at the University of Washington have developed a gene therapy that prevents the process through which axons (nerve fibres) destroy themselves, in mice.

The innovative gene therapy may lead to new treatments for peripheral neuropathy which is associated with a number of neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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